Many clients ask me why I am so energetic although my treatments require considerable stamina. I tell them I treat myself with acupuncture every day and go to an acupuncture therapist once a week. Then almost everybody says, “It is curious. You can ask your husband to treat you. Both of you are therapists, aren’t you? You can save the time and money.”
But I don’t want to ask my husband to do this, as I think he needs free time to relax. Instead of treating me, it is better for him to rest and recover his energy.
However, there are a more important reason I go to a therapy office run by my acquaintance. I can learn a lot from his therapy. Both he and I have learned acupuncture and massage technique under Mr.Kobayashi in Osaka for 23 years. That means both he and I use similar acupuncture technique. While taking his therapy, I can remember the lessons and feel their effectiveness. Paying him for his therapy maintains professionalism. He will give me his top service, while I can be especially attentive and aware-serious about acquiring hints and techniques from him.
My grandfather always told me, “There is no such thing as a free lunch.” I believe that saying is especially important when you learn something. I have spent considerable money in learning acupuncture and massage therapy. The fee for lectures and transportation to Osaka every month is quite expensive. But that makes me very serious, and I have refined skill every time. That is a precious treasure I have accumulated over 23 years which nobody can steal. Therefore, I never regret investing in learning. I will continue going to acupuncture therapy and taking lessons in Osaka.
Not to mention, in order to continue leaning and paying the fee, I should be very careful not to squander money in something meaningless. And I am always grateful to my husband’s broad mindedness which has made it possible for me to continue go there for such a long time.